Ethnographies & Case Studies

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Tournaments of Value: Sustainability and Hierarchy in a Yemeni Town
Tournaments of Value: Sustainability and Hierarchy in a Yemeni Town
By Anne Meneley

A significant contribution to our understanding of the varied experience of women in the Islamic Middle East, Tournaments of Value gives a careful description of a world of female socializing, and the velocity, energy, and elaborateness of this remarkable female social world.

Available Dec 2016
Drawn to See: Drawing as an Ethnographic Method
Drawn to See: Drawing as an Ethnographic Method
By Andrew Causey
In this guide, Andrew Causey offers insights, inspiration, practical techniques, and encouragement for social scientists interested in exploring drawing as an alternative method of translating what they "see" during their research.
Available Nov 2016
A Different Kind of Ethnography: Imaginative Practices and Creative Methodologies
A Different Kind of Ethnography: Imaginative Practices and Creative Methodologies
Edited by Denielle Elliott and Dara Culhane
This innovative book introduces the latest in scholarship and experimental methods in what has come to be known as "sensory ethnography."
Available Oct 2016
The Heart of Helambu: Ethnography and Entanglement in Nepal
The Heart of Helambu: Ethnography and Entanglement in Nepal
By Tom O’Neill

The Heart of Helambu is an evocative and touching account of Tom O’Neill's experiences undertaking ethnographic fieldwork in Kathmandu and the Helambu region of Nepal.

Published May 2016
Merchants in the City of Art: Work, Identity, and Change in a Florentine Neighborhood
Merchants in the City of Art: Work, Identity, and Change in a Florentine Neighborhood
By Anne Schiller

San Lorenzo, a neighborhood in the historic centre of Florence, and home to a market that has existed since before the Renaissance, is in transition. Globalization pressures—specifically international tourism and immigration—are forcing changes in the way vendors work, which in turn raises larger questions about identity.

Published Apr 2016
Ancestral Lines: The Maisin of Papua New Guinea and the Fate of the Rainforest, Second Edition
Ancestral Lines: The Maisin of Papua New Guinea and the Fate of the Rainforest, Second Edition
By John Barker

This compelling ethnography offers a nuanced case study of the ways in which the Maisin of Papua New Guinea navigate pressing economic and environmental issues. Beautifully written and accessible to most readers, Ancestral Lines is designed with introductory cultural anthropology courses in mind.

Published Apr 2016
Negotiating Identities: Anglophones Teaching and Living in Quebec
Negotiating Identities: Anglophones Teaching and Living in Quebec
By Diane Gérin-Lajoie

Diane Gérin-Lajoie uses survey data and the life stories of Anglophone teachers to illustrate the social practices which connect them with their linguistic, cultural, and professional identities.

Published Mar 2016
Why the Porcupine is Not a Bird: Explorations in the Folk Zoology of an Eastern Indonesian People
Why the Porcupine is Not a Bird: Explorations in the Folk Zoology of an Eastern Indonesian People
By Gregory Forth

Why the Porcupine Is Not a Bird is a comprehensive analysis of knowledge of animals among the Nage people of central Flores in Indonesia.

Published Feb 2016
Legacies of Violence: History, Society, and the State in Sardinia
Legacies of Violence: History, Society, and the State in Sardinia
By Antonio Sorge

In Legacies of Violence, Antonio Sorge examines highland Sardinia’s long history of resistance to outside authority and the effects that a history of violence exercises on collective representations.

Published Jun 2015
Love Stories: Language, Private Love, and Public Romance in Georgia
Love Stories: Language, Private Love, and Public Romance in Georgia
By Paul Manning
Love Stories offers an ethnography of language and desire that doubles as an introduction to key linguistic genres and to the interplay of language and culture.
Published May 2015